As she prepares for her forthcoming EP titled Elegy, Victoria Canal explores her seamless storytelling abilities with “pity season.” The song details a conversation between a sick person and their son over dinner, where he breaks the news about his illness to the family.
“They’re all at the dinner table and the song is told from the kid’s perspective,” Victoria shares in regard to the record. “It’s their perspective of ‘what the hell is going on?’ as they try to make sense of a terrible situation.”
“pity season” comes on the heels of Victoria Canal’s “own me” music video, which was directed by Imogen Harrison. Much of the EP, similar to the two pre-release records, serves as a collection of deeply heartfelt tracks that work through stages of grief, hurt, and acceptance. The full-length project will be available to stream on September 16th via Parlophone Records.
Part of the song also depicts the son exploring how he measures up next to his father. The singer adds, “It’s that fear of a loss of identity when the son wonders ‘How can I be like you, measure up to you, if you’re not around for me to observe and follow your lead?’ The song eventually sees the parent assuming the strong role: they are there for their child once more.”
Listen to “pity season” below.
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